cloud adoption

The state of cloud computing in Europe

Cloud computing is the most touted technology in the global business landscape today. Europe is no exception. There are two main ways we’re seeing businesses take advantage of the cloud in Europe. First, there are the smaller, innovative, and born-on-the-cloud startup companies that use it to help them disrupt existing industries by getting to market faster […]

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Connect your cloud to IBM SoftLayer in 2 steps

Do you have a few minutes? If so, this post can show how to connect your data center to SoftLayer resources. More precisely, I’ll show you how to connect a VMware ESX server hosted in IBM SoftLayer to your local vCenter server thanks to an OpenVPN server also hosted in SoftLayer. If you are just […]

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Moving development to the cloud: Should developers be included?

Moving development to the cloud is similar to getting a new work location. The way you normally take to get to work has changed. You can still take the car, train, bike or whatever means of transportation you usually use, but you will drive a new route and encounter different traffic signs and stoplights, and […]

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Find your perfect cloud adoption pattern

When a company embraces the cloud, it must decide which adoption pattern best fits the workloads it plans to migrate to the cloud. That decision shouldn’t be made lightly—the more informed IT pros are going into the process, the easier it will be. In this post, I’ll outline how you can find the right cloud adoption pattern for your […]

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Successful cloud migration in 5 easy steps

Today, every information technology (IT) business wants to reap the benefits of moving its workload to the cloud. But as we all know, not everything is suited for cloud migration. In order to assess whether it’s beneficial to move to a given workload to the cloud, workload analysis is vital. Two common questions faced by […]

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4 things to consider when selecting a cloud provider

By Scott Wallace and Marcos Quezada When choosing cloud providers, we usually pay attention to things like whether the provider has adopted open standards such as OpenStack, whether their cloud computing hybrid approach is dynamic and whether they have integrated platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) offerings. What we often […]

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4 ways to ease cloud adoption for financial institutions

By Krzysztof Rafalski and Mariusz Lesniak The financial services industry faces numerous challenges at present. Many banks are struggling to cut costs and improve flexibility, efficiency and scalability to respond quickly to changing markets. They need to contend with industry regulations and serve clients in a faster, better way. In addition, there is the consistent […]

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How will the IT organization change because of cloud innovation?

Cloud computing is a trending topic, and although it is much debated, few speak about how it will affect information technology (IT) organizations. Years ago I drew a diagram of a generic IT organization’s structure, but upon revisiting it today I realized how many changes in IT departments I had left out. This led me to speculate about […]

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10 tips for adopting cloud computing

Cloud computing is here to stay and change the way we consume IT services. However, chief information officers (CIOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs) often feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available on the possibilities for cloud. There’s also the rushing from the financial people to deal with—all because they heard that cloud is […]

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5 considerations when choosing between a SaaS or on-premises

Adoption of software as a service (SaaS) is accelerating and many organizations are realizing the transformative benefits. A recent IBM study highlighted how leading organizations (Pacesetters) are leveraging SaaS deployments to unlock benefits such as reduced total cost of ownership (TCO), increased enterprise collaboration and enhanced market agility. Enterprise software vendors are realizing that deployment […]

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Why some European companies are slow to adopt cloud

While cloud adoption booms around the world, Europe (especially Western Europe) seems to be moving at its own pace. This is somewhat surprising, because Western Europe is a high cost and high price market where adoption of new technologies used to be considered a competitive advantage. This seems not to be the case for cloud […]

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What is mobile cloud computing?

Shamim explains what mobile cloud computing is, and why it's important in our world today.

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